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Poster: philly_bob Date: Jan 6, 2013 8:16pm
Forum: texts Subject: Re: Searching book on Chinese Lattice Designs

Thanks for this discussion, folks. Helps me to get a handle on IA's search engine, which has been difficult for a non-Library Science guy like myself.

I've followed the search for the Iroha book, and I'm able to duplicate the search by fixing the Irohi/Iroha typo and entering the search into my browser bar:

http://archive.org/search.php?query=%28iroha%29%20AND%20addeddate%3A[2012-12-01%20TO%202013-01-05]

But I can't duplicate the search from the IA Advanced Search interface. I can call up the "AddedDate" field but the DateRange field only connects to the Date field. Do you have to type the [2012-12-01 TO 2013-01-05] in character-by-character?

Thanx.

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Poster: stbalbach Date: Jan 6, 2013 9:35pm
Forum: texts Subject: Re: Searching book on Chinese Lattice Designs

You are right the form uses the 'date' field with the date range option - to do a date range with other fields I don't think is possible using that form. I've always typed in searches by hand is more flexible, though it means learning the syntax, it's pretty powerful and works. IMO the advanced search is best for the part on the bottom, for creating CSV or HTML tables, which can be exported to other programs for whatever reason, typically for creating a mass download script.

Notice Internet Archive doesn't return an error "Your search syntax is messed up, try again" .. rather it says "Search engine returned invalid information or was unresponsive. We are working to resolve this issue." .. confusing!

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Poster: aibek Date: Jan 7, 2013 4:17am
Forum: texts Subject: Re: Searching book on Chinese Lattice Designs

philly_bob,

Also note that date ranges like ‘[2012-12 TO 2013-01]’ and ‘[2012 TO 2013]’ are valid.

It may be useful to collect some sample search strings, and print it. (a “cheatsheet”)

aibek